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Comment: Always talk to strangers

People who know and trust their neighbors are less likely to have heart attacks. New research builds on the understated health benefits of a sense of belonging...
The World Well-Being Project uses Facebook updates to correlate language with personality traits.
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US launches high-res photo satellite

The US has launched a satellite to take high resolution images of Earth, capable of capturing images of objects as small as half a metre across.
New mobile software could change the way patients keep track of their health, and instantly report abnormalities to their doctors.
An Iranian-born mathematician has become the first woman to win a prestigious global prize known as the Field Medal, the International Congress of Mathematicians...
Australian trials are underway for a daily drug that's being shown to prevent people from contracting the HIV virus.
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Comment: Parenting while distracted

I've been a pediatrician for 20 years, and I thought I'd seen it all. But not long ago, when a father brought his 2-year-old into my clinic, something happened...
A new study shows experts are split on whether artificial intelligence will boost — or decimate— the economy.
For the first time ever a spacecraft has made a historic rendezvous with a comet.
Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents has grown with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity...

Where does Ebola come from?

How eating bats, washing victims' bodies, and a lack of doctors are all contributing to the worst Ebola outbreak of all time.
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